Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wounded Warriors gets $2,000 check from Holy Trinity

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Becky Yost and Michael Koniers, volunteers with Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, stopped by Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, Jan. 9 to receive a $2,000 donation from the church congregation.

The Pennsylvania organization is not affiliated with the national organization.

“We are all volunteers, so our administrative costs are low. Most of our costs are for printed materials,” Yost said.

Koniers is a U.S. Navy rescue swimmer who served in Vietnam.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 16

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

MONDAY 20

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

TUESDAY 21

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Rockabilly at its best

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Gas House Dance Hall hosts swingin’ event

The second Saturday of every month, rockabilly music takes over Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St., Catasauqua. The monthly event brings in about 50 fans who dance the night away — and Jan. 11 was no different.

Jami Derr and her husband, Ric, have taken on the task of keeping the genre alive and well with Iron City Swing. Jami is a Catasauqua High School alumna.

The admission ticket includes a free swing dance class. Swing dancing is not for those with two left feet. The fast-paced, energetic style requires close cooperation with your partner.

District votes ‘no’ to charter school renewal

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Eight months after the initial hearing, the Catasauqua Area School District Board of Education voted unanimously not to renew the charter for Innovative Arts Academy Charter School.

The vote took place during the Jan. 14 regular school board meeting.

Catasauqua residents and teachers, staff, families and students of IAACS filled the CASD administrative board room May 21 and 22, 2019, for the charter renewal hearing before the board of education.

Catty Borough reorganizes

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Vince Smith retains council president role

Newly elected Catasauqua Borough Council members Paul Cmil and Cameron Smith, along with re-elected Councilman Brian McKittrick, took the oath of office during the borough council reorganization meeting Jan. 6.

Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel had the gavel as she ran the election of council president and vice president.

Vince Smith was nominated without an opponent and received a 5-2 vote for the office of president.

Lehigh Valley Press parent company rebrands

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

‘We are in this for the long haul, will evolve with the trends of industry’

The name may have changed, but our goal remains the same.

“Our mission is to inform and entertain our readers, preserve the history of our local community and service the needs of local businesses and individuals with diverse media solutions.”

With a strong lineage that can trace its history back to the Mauch Chunk Daily Times well over a century ago, the Times News — the sister daily paper of the Lehigh Valley Press — continues to adapt and has rebranded.

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

TUESDAY 14

Catasauqua Area School Board meets 7 p.m. in the administration office board room, 251 N. 14th St.

WEDNESDAY 15

Catasauqua Borough Planning and Zoning Committee meets 9:30 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Planning Commission meets 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

THURSDAY 16

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 9 a.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Twelfth Night event a fun time for all

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Members of Northampton County Militia, founded in 1775, and George Taylor House Association garbed in 18th-century period dress for a Twelfth Night colonial celebration Jan. 4 at the historic George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua.

The community was invited to the event, which is based off the superstitious belief that having your Christmas ornaments up after the 12th day after Christmas was bad luck.

The sponsors of the event gave tours of the grand mansion and its summer house.

North Catty council appoints positions for new year

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

North Catasauqua Borough Council held its first meeting of the new year Jan. 6.

The night began with the biennial organization meeting, wherein all the various council positions, borough roles and committee members were nominated and voted on by council. All posts remained largely the same, with Councilmen Peter Paone and John Yanek remaining president and vice president, respectively, of council.

Fire Chief Shawn McGinley and Solicitor Steven Goudsouzian will also continue their roles in service to the borough.